Highland Springs, Va. is known for producing Division I prospects every year. 2008 appears to be a good season for the Virginia high school with approximately five players to watch including starting quarterback Matthew Hurdle. The 6-foot-3, 170-pounder helped lead the Springers to the central league championship and that has resulted in some major college interest.
"Recruiting has been going good," he stated. "I'm still waiting for a scholarship and don't have any favorites. I'm just going to pick the school that fits me best. I am getting interest from Connecticut, Boston College, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Virginia, Northwestern, South Carolina, North Carolina State, Penn State and Oklahoma."
Although Hurdle claims no leaders, one school is a childhood favorite.
"I like Virginia Tech because of Michael Vick," he stated. "He's the person I look up to the most and I like schools that use athletic quarterbacks.
"For college, education is first and then my ability to play. I'll also look at the atmosphere at the schools. Location doesn't matter to me; I'll go wherever they offer me a scholarship."
Hurdle earned first team all-district and second team all-region as a junior.